It has begun

November 26th, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to another close-to-perfect episode of The Thursday Blog, the only blog in history to spark a national protest. In the country of Sweden the government blocked the site www.thethursdayblog.com due to the amount of visits that were taking place and slowing down the entire nation’s broadband network. The people protested and chanted “we will go back to dial-up if it means we can have the Thursday Blog”, so the government quickly reinstated access.
Well what an amazing few weeks it has been in my life and on this Blog. I asked 2 amazing friends to be celebrity writers for the last 2 weeks because I was sure that my baby was going to come, therefore making me unable to write due to crying with happiness. The first week I was wrong but the second week I was right; and my child sent my Princess’ body into a rollercoaster of sensations (a fancy word for pain) to mark her arrival.
To help me through the journey down the untravelled road of labour I decided to twitter the birth, live. This helped me to know that there were hundreds of people following what was happening and thinking about us. Now I have a lot more readers of this Blog than who follow my twitter so I am going to share that with you now in an episode called:
“It has begun”
Two weeks before she was due I let everyone know that when my Princess went into labour I would send a single tweet (online message) saying “It Has Begun”. Well I reminded everyone every day that it could happen any day now, as we counted down to our due date. Well 12 days after our due date, at 4:30am in the morning, I was able to finally send the much awaited tweet…
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6am – We were travelling along fine then her waters broke and it all went to another level
7:30am – Really intense 90 mins. On our way to the birth centre (hospital)
8:00am – At hospital, being admitted straight away. She had a contraction in the hallway.
8:30am – Took 20 mins to get an antibiotic needle in. Not fun.
9:30am (2 tweets) – Ok, we are 4 hours into established labour. It got really intense but she has got in the bath and that helped a lot.
-My Princess is truly amazing and the midwives are happy with how she is going.
10:00am (3 tweets) – Been in the bath for about 90 mins and the contractions are now really intense. My left ear is hurting a bit and I have nail marks on my hand.
- I have been sent out to eat something for 5 mins so I don’t faint. It is now 3 mins and I am now going back to the battlefield.
-You can’t keep me away from my Princess!
11:30am – Please Pray Now!
12:30pm (3 tweets) – Ok, there were a few complications and everything now is fine. She needed to be transferred to labour ward and given an epidural!
- It has started to work and the pain is going away. Praying that no more medical intervention is needed.
- She is over halfway there, this baby will be born today (18/11/2009).
1:15pm – Ok praying time again. We have to have a quick test to see if she can keep going naturally with no operation.
1:30pm -Test Done. If result below 4 all good. 4-5 worrying, retest in 30 min. Over 5 = emergency caesarian operation. Our result: 1.3! Praise God!
2:30pm – Had to re-test due to the movements of the baby and scored a 2 which is great. My Princess is now fully dilated!
2:40pm – They have turned off the epidural and waiting for sensations to push to start! This is really happening!
2:50pm – My Princess is having her cannular (drip) changed. They have tried 3 times to get it right. Each new try, another massive needle. Not fun!
3pm – My Princess is amazing and doing fine. I am now wondering like crazy if it is a Boy or a Girl!
This is where the tweets stopped. Over the next 71 mins my Princess and I faced one of the toughest challenges we have ever faced (that’s another story) but it was all worth it to send the next tweet:
4:30pm – IT’S A GIRL!!!!!
At 4:11pm on the 18/11/2009 Grace Kera Lee-Archer blessed us with her presence and I couldn’t be more happier that life will never be the same again.

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to another close-to-perfect episode of The Thursday Blog, the only blog in history to spark a national protest. In the country of Sweden the government blocked the site www.thethursdayblog.com due to the amount of visits that were taking place and slowing down the entire nation’s broadband network. The people protested and chanted “we will go back to dial-up if it means we can have the Thursday Blog”, so the government quickly reinstated access.

Well what an amazing few weeks it has been in my life and on this Blog. I asked 2 amazing friends to be celebrity writers for the last 2 weeks because I was sure that my baby was going to come, therefore making me unable to write due to crying with happiness. The first week I was wrong but the second week I was right; and my child sent my Princess’ body into a rollercoaster of sensations (a fancy word for pain) to mark her arrival.

To help me through the journey down the untravelled road of labour I decided to twitter the birth, live. This helped me to know that there were hundreds of people following what was happening and thinking about us. Now I have a lot more readers of this Blog than who follow my twitter so I am going to share that with you now in an episode called:

“It has begun”

Two weeks before she was due I let everyone know that when my Princess went into labour I would send a single tweet (online message) saying “It Has Begun”. Well I reminded everyone every day that it could happen any day now, as we counted down to our due date. Well 12 days after our due date, at 4:30am in the morning, I was able to finally send the much awaited tweet…

4:30am – It Has Begun

6am – We were travelling along fine then her waters broke and it all went to another level

7:30am – Really intense 90 mins. On our way to the birth centre (hospital)

8:00am – At hospital, being admitted straight away. She had a contraction in the hallway.

8:30am – Took 20 mins to get an antibiotic needle in. Not fun.

9:30am (2 tweets) – Ok, we are 4 hours into established labour. It got really intense but she has got in the bath and that helped a lot.

-My Princess is truly amazing and the midwives are happy with how she is going.

10:00am (3 tweets) – Been in the bath for about 90 mins and the contractions are now really intense. My left ear is hurting a bit and I have nail marks on my hand.

- I have been sent out to eat something for 5 mins so I don’t faint. It is now 3 mins and I am now going back to the battlefield.

-You can’t keep me away from my Princess!

11:30am – Please Pray Now!

12:30pm (3 tweets) – Ok, there were a few complications and everything now is fine. She needed to be transferred to labour ward and given an epidural!

- It has started to work and the pain is going away. Praying that no more medical intervention is needed.

- She is over halfway there, this baby will be born today (18/11/2009).

1:15pm – Ok praying time again. We have to have a quick test to see if she can keep going naturally with no operation.

1:30pm -Test Done. If result below 4 all good. 4-5 worrying, retest in 30 min. Over 5 = emergency caesarian operation. Our result: 1.3! Praise God!

2:30pm – Had to re-test due to the movements of the baby and scored a 2 which is great. My Princess is now fully dilated!

2:40pm – They have turned off the epidural and waiting for sensations to push to start! This is really happening!

2:50pm – My Princess is having her cannular (drip) changed. They have tried 3 times to get it right. Each new try, another massive needle. Not fun!

3pm – My Princess is amazing and doing fine. I am now wondering like crazy if it is a Boy or a Girl!

This is where the tweets stopped. Over the next 71 mins my Princess and I faced one of the toughest challenges we have ever faced (that’s another story) but it was all worth it to send the next tweet:

4:30pm – IT’S A GIRL!!!!!

At 4:11pm on the 18/11/2009 Grace Kera Lee-Archer blessed us with her presence and I couldn’t be more happier that life will never be the same again.

Have Fun.

Dan, his Princess, and his new Little Princess

I'm the luckiest guy in the world

I'm the luckiest guy in the world

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2 Responses to “It has begun”

  1. Aunty Sares Says:

    She is….BEAUTIFUL!

    Have fun with Pa & Gran this weekend

  2. Jeff Hawkins Says:

    So happy for you! First born baby, such an incredible experience!

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